Sandara Park


Sandara Park( Korean :박산다라; born November 12, 1984), better known asDara( Korean :다라), is a South Korean idol singer , dancer , actress , television host , model and the older sister of MBLAQ member Cheondung .She is best known as being a member and the director of communications of the South Korean girl group 2NE1 . However, she first gained major popularity on ABS-CBN'sStar Circle Questduring her stay in the Philippines . Her younger brother, Park Sang-Hyun, better known as Cheondung , is a member of boy band MBLAQ under J. Tune Entertainment , a subsidiary of JYP Entertainment .Dara released her first digital single " Kiss " in 2009 and it was included as the 9th track in 2NE1 's first studio albumTo Anyonein 2010.

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 Sandara Park's Career history

2004–2007: Career beginnings[ edit ]

Star Circle Quest, the network's attempt of a reality-based talent search.

Her third movie in the country wasD' Lucky Ones(2006) wherein she was paired with co-SCQ alumnus, Joseph Bitangcol due to Angeles' decision to retire from show business.In the same year, her fourth and last movieSuper Noypiwas shown in Christmas 2006 and was an official entry into the 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival .The success of Park in the Philippines lead her to star in a drama series. One wasKrystala, a fantasy series by Philippines' Soap Opera Queen, Judy Ann Santos .She also acted in various seriesCrazy For You(2006) andAbt Ur Luv(2006) and television specialsMy Name is Sandara Park(2004),SCQ Reload: OK Ako!(2004) andNuts Entertainment(2006) of GMA Network .


In December 2004, YG Entertainment 's Yang Hyun Suk offered Park workshop classes in South Korea after seeing the ABS-CBN DocumentaryMy Name Is Sandara Park. In March 2005, Park went ahead with the workshops, putting her career in the Philippines on hold. After six months, she resumed work in the Philippines, starring in several movies.

Late 2007: Return to Korea[ edit ]

2008–present: 2NE1[ edit ]

The group's name was initially announced as "21"; however, due to the discovery of a singer with the same name, the group was renamed "2NE1", which "NE" is the abbreviation of "New Evolution". Sandara was placed in 2NE1, alongside Bom , Minzy and CL .

The group collaborated with label-mate senior Big Bang for the song " Lollipop ". The song gained immediate success, but questions were still raised as to whether the group could survive on its own.

2NE1 debuted in SBS 'sThe Music Trendon May 17, 2009 where they performed their digital single " Fire " produced by Teddy Park of 1TYM. With the release of their self-titled mini-album , the group started the promotions of their title track " I Don’t Care ". Their mini album hit the no. 3 spot at the Hanteo's "Best-selling Album of 2009" with over 100,000 copies sold.

The single was used as a theme song for Samsung Corby Folder.

was released on October 31 for Halloween. The album garnered huge success and 2NE1 won an overall 11 times on various music shows from their promotions.The album went on to sell over 150,000 copies.

Solo activities[ edit ]

Before her debut, she was featured in a TV dramaThe Return of Iljimaeas Rie, and she also appeared as the lead actress in Gummy 's music video for "I'm Sorry", together with labelmate T.O.P , one of the members of Big Bang.

In August 2009, Park was featured on G-Dragon 's solo albumHeartbreaker, with their song entitled "Hello". They performed together a couple of times on music events, shows, and also during G-Dragon's two-day solo concert entitledShine A Lightin December 2009.

On September 7, 2009, Park was the first among the members of 2NE1 to release a digital single. Entitled " Kiss ", the song was produced by Teddy Park and was featured in Park's first commercial for Oriental Brewery 's Cass Beer series alongside K-Drama actor Lee Min Ho . The song also featured fellow member CL as a rapper and peaked at #5 on the Gaon Chart .

In July 2010, Park was featured as the female lead in Taeyang 's "I Need A Girl" music video. Two versions were made for the music video.

In April 18, 2011, Park announced that she has been officially promoted the Communications Director of 2NE1 . In order to officialize her promotion, YG Entertainment gave Park her own Certificate of Appointment.

Park was selected to become the Etude House's endorsement model for 2012, along with SHINee . Previously, Dara has already been working as an endorsement model for the cosmetic brand. The two would participate in the "Kiss Note" campaign, and would film a series of dramatic CFs (commercial films) together.

Last June 27, 2012, Park's Pinoy Movies were shown in Korea. The films "Bcuz of U," "The Lucky Ones," and "Can This Be Love" were shown on the said date on Korea's Home Choice and SK Broadband.

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 Sandara Park's Discography

Extended plays

2004"Sandara"Star Records PH: 2× Platinum
2004"Sandara: Walang Sabit" PH: Platinum
2006"Sandara: Ang Ganda Ko" PH: Gold


YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2004"In Or Out"1Sandara
2005"Walang Sabit"1Sandara: Walang Sabit
2006"Ang Ganda Ko"1Sandara: Ang Ganda Ko
2009"Kiss"(feat.CL)5To Anyone
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Featured singles

YearTitlePeak positionsAlbum
2009"Hello"(G-Dragonfeat. Sandara Park) 144 Heartbreaker
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Sandara Park's Filmography



Music video appearances

  • 2008: "I'm Sorry" (Gummy feat. T.O.P)
  • 2010: "I Need A Girl" (Taeyang feat. G-Dragon)

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 Sandara Park's Awards

2005 21st PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best New ActressWon
2005 Golden Screen Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)Nominated
2006 Golden Screen Award Best ActressNominated
2010 Allkpop Awards Best Social Network PersonalityNominated
2011 Allkpop Awards Best Social Network PersonalityNominated
2010 Philippines Kpop Convention Hottest Female StarWon
2012 Philippines Kpop Convention Hottest Female StarWon

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 Sandara Park's References

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  3. "'Sandara on strong Heart, see around 4:25'". 
  4. Star Circle Quest Season One holds a rare reunion ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  5. Sandara Park on new found fame in Korea: ‘Parang dream lang, parang hindi ako makapaniwala’ ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  6. Bcuz of U (2004) IMDb. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  7. Sandara Park movies to be shown in Korea Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  8. Can This Be Love (2005) by Jose Javier Reyes IMDb. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  9. Sandara, nominated at Golden Screen Awards IMDb. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  10. D' Lucky Ones! (2006) Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  11. Super Noypi vs. Enteng Kabisote 3 as MMFF top grosser? Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  12. New Addition to 'Krystala' cast Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 08-23-2012
  13. Sandara Park performs ‘In or Out’ in Korea ABS-CBN. Retrieved 08-23-2012
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  15. (English) Kbs Global KBS Global. October 13, 2008. Retrieved April 24, 2010
  16. (Korean) Park, Kyeong-eun. ‘여자빅뱅’ 5월 초 데뷔, 新 여자아이돌 대 격돌 ("Female Big Bang" Debut in May, Female Idol Groups Crash (Together)). Good Day Sports. March 25, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
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  18. (Korean) Kim, Hyeong-woo. 여자빅뱅 5인조 결정 ‘산다라박 합류’ (Female Big Bang Now 5-Member Group, "Sandara Park Included"). Newsen. January 21, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  19. (Korean) Lee, Hyae-rin. YG "원조 21에게 미안, '여자빅뱅' 이름 2NE1로 교체" (YG "We apologize to original '21' and Have Changed the Name to 2NE1!! Please forgive us!"). Asia Economy. March 30, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  20. Park Se-yeon (February 9, 2010). "2NE1 오늘(9일) 게릴라 신곡 깜짝공개 ‘날 따라 해봐요’" [2NE1 releases geurilla surprise single today, 'Follow Me']. Joongang News (in Korean). Jcube Interactive Inc. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  21. "Gaon Chart Search: 2NE1". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  22. (Korean) Park, Se-yeon. 2NE1 오늘(9일) 게릴라 신곡 깜짝공개 ‘날 따라 해봐요’ (2NE1 Releases "Guerilla" Surprise Single "Please Follow Me" Today (the 9th)). JoongAng Ilbo/Newsen. February 9, 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  23. "2NE1 9월9일 ‘트리플타이틀’로 출격" (in Korean). Newsen. August 17, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  24. (Korean) Park, Mi Yae (October 23, 2010). "양현석 "2NE1 후속곡..할로윈 공개" 호기심" [Yang Hyun Suk: "2NE1 follow up song on Halloween," sparks public curiosity]. SPN (in Korean). eDaily. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
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  27. "2NE1 'Sandara Park' hired as a new model". CLIO. February 5, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  28. "Gaon Chart Search: 다라". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 

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